Ahmadinejad larger issue than Palistine - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Zayd Thabitt
    • 14.12.05 | 18:16 (IST)

    The Quranic term 'occupied territory' usually means an area taken from Muslim rule by infidels. That would mean all of southern Europe including Spain, Italy, Bulgeria, Greece and so forth. It would include areas in Russia and in Kashmir under pagan Chinese rule. It would include areas of central India. In such an interpretation, 'Palistine' is ALL of the area west of the Jordan River and many Muslims use this interpretation inspite of the lengthy history of the Hebrew state in the area or the lengthy historical Christian homeland in the area. Ahmadinejad uses this interpretation because it fits his Persion tribe's history of imperialistic domination of the entire Middle Eastern region. His tribe's totalitarian ambitions are merely an extension of those belonging to Darius and Xerxes. It is this totalitarian ambition, as it is now being extended to Iraq and Baluchistan, that is the real problem, not how the Peoples of the Holy Books live around Jerusalem.

    from the article: What to do with Ahmadinejad
    First published 00:00 14.12.05 | Last updated 00:00 14.12.05
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